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Matt Martin
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is there any form of amateur motorsports which has retained, or increased their participation?

 

I think the crux of the issue is that people’s interests aren’t what they once were – for better or worse.  The other issue is that the smaller the middle class becomes, the smaller those interested in karting become.

 

I don’t think it’s become too technical – fragmented, perhaps.  Karts are still just a steel chassis with no suspension and a basic carburetor stuck to a dirt-simple engine.

With that said: yes, people who understand how to optimize those things – through more advanced technology – will always have an advantage, regardless of the simplicity.